• In one thing you have not changed, dear friend," said Aragorn: "you still speak in riddles." "What? In riddles?" said Gandalf. "No! For I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to; the long explanations needed by the young are wearying.

    J.R.R. Tolkien (2012). “The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings”, p.485, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt